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2011-01-04 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) today announced that its Sunesys, LLC and Blair Park Services, LLC subsidiaries have been awarded a contract valued at approximately $118.5 million to design and install a statewide fiber optic network in Pennsylvania by a coalition of Pennsylvania colleges and universities, research and health care organizations and economic development entities called the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research...

2010-11-20 00:00:49

FiberLight, LLC, one of the nation's leading providers of mission critical, high performance fiber optic networks, held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Baltimore Technology Park this week to officially launch a new, $20 million 104-mile fully diverse fiber optic network. The new network will augment FiberLight's existing 123-mile Baltimore network and 299-mile Virginia and D.C. networks by extending the 100% underground optical backbone past the downtown business district to connect to the...

2010-09-13 09:14:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- i3 America, the US division of i3 Group, announced today that the City of Quincy, Illinois has approved a pilot project to demonstrate the Company's internationally patented technologies and methodologies. i3 Group is a pioneer in building dark fiber optic networks using ready-made ducts, including the sewer system, to enable super fast connectivity, The Company is working to lower the costs of delivering fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) for the residents,...

2010-09-07 13:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- i3 America, the US division of i3 Group, a pioneer in building dark fiber optic networks using ready-made ducts including the sewer system to enable super fast connectivity, announced today that the Company will serve as a Platinum Sponsor of the 2010 FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home) Conference and Expo taking place September 12-16 at the Venetian Hotel-Resort-Casino in Las Vegas. The Conference and Expo, the largest FTTH gathering in the US, will serve as the...

2010-08-27 15:09:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine today ranked Wilshire Connection NO. 3330 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Other telecommunications companies including Fiberlight, Telx, Telepacific, Nitel and Net2EZ, are also among the prominent brands featured on this year's list...

2010-07-08 06:30:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Zayo Group, a provider of telecom and Internet infrastructure services, announced today the formation of a new business unit, Zayo Fiber Solutions (ZFS). ZFS will design, build, and manage unlit fiber-optic networks (or dark fiber services) for wholesale, enterprise, and government customers. "Nearly all wireless, telecom, content, and Internet service providers utilize fiber to run certain aspects of their underlying networks," explained Matt...

2010-07-07 07:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Zayo Enterprise Networks, a regional provider of fiber-based bandwidth solutions for carrier, enterprise and government customers, announced today the formation of its new Eastern Region. This region will incorporate robust fiber assets gained through the recent AGLN acquisition in both Charlotte and Atlanta. These networks include more than 500 route miles of dense, metro fiber assets, with access to almost 200 key data centers, carrier POPs and...

2010-07-01 15:10:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Zayo Group, a provider of bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation services, announced today that is has closed its previously announced transaction to purchase AGL Networks (AGLN), adding approximately 850 route miles of owned fiber footprint and 270 buildings to Zayo's Network. AGLN provided dark fiber bandwidth infrastructure services in Atlanta, Phoenix and Charlotte. Customers who purchase dark fiber services have access to...

2010-06-30 05:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Zayo Group, a provider of bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation services, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Rochester, NY, based American Fiber Systems Holding Corporation (AFS), a leading provider of metropolitan fiber network and telecom services. The acquisition will both augment and expand Zayo's fiber network presence in nine tier 1 and tier 2 metropolitan markets across the U.S. "The...

2010-02-08 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for high-speed bandwidth across verticals is driving spending in the U.S. wavelength services market. The advent of Ethernet over dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is one of the key factors contributing to renewed interest in wavelength services. Wavelength services are less-expensive alternatives to synchronous optical networking (SONET) services for service providers and enterprises, and they have become an increasingly...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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